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a Forward. proctor of the Bullingdon Club, retired Barrister. Once ran 100 meters unassisted.

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The power of '1' - an ontology of numbers

I must acknowledge Bluesfan, who germinated these thoughts, and apologise to Wilbur Smith – this is no story of the courage of a single person in the face of oppression and adversity, or the conversion of a drop of water into a waterfall – this is a story of the numbers, plain and simple.

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Super Rugby fantasy versus reality

I worked with a group of Englishmen who introduced me to Fantasy English Premier League – I performed poorly until I learned that picking a side to win a fantasy league is entirely different to picking a side to win an actual game.

Same commentators create the people-myths like “the iceman” and fail to condemn their golden-eyed players – false mythologising – I can think of plenty and plenty will come to Roarers’ minds….

The Wrap: It’s all about the rugby FFS

Yes, Harry we need multivariate analysis to explain non correlative data and Sprio’s ultimate conclusions are questionable.

But, as to Spiro’s point about obvious TMO interference, and the examples he’s quoted, are a major blight akin to cheating and should be treated as such.

Oh dear, away Lions draw the penalty count and lose the match

Michael Hooper is J-PR reincarnated!

If rugby's World Cup had begun in the same era as football's

Sheek that’s a terrible conundrum because you’re still a prolific and valued contributor…. (looking for a chin-up emoji!).

If rugby's World Cup had begun in the same era as football's

Chin up Sheek!! It’s Friday, and footy starts in 3 hrs, good game in NZ, then the Brumbs v Bulls – looking for some redemption….

If rugby's World Cup had begun in the same era as football's

Most of them were gifts.

The Wallabies are a better team without Israel Folau

Hilarious BB – even the defence of self!

The Wallabies are a better team without Israel Folau

Yep, I agree and I’ve postulated this for a few years. https://www.theroar.com.au/2017/08/22/israel-folau-rugbys-overrated-player/

He is/was a lazy player and his lack of contrition over the god-smuggling post shows he’s also a lazy thinker.

The Wallabies are a better team without Israel Folau

Good post Ralph – I like to use the expression ”what you think of me is none of my business”

A letter to Alan Jones on the matter of Israel Folau

Hawtdawg has crossed swords with me and I find his language belligerent, bad mannered and generally disrespectful and his opinions redundant and uncivil.

A letter to Alan Jones on the matter of Israel Folau

Yes, “Jonestown” – and excellent read and aide memoire to rugby in general in that era.

A letter to Alan Jones on the matter of Israel Folau

Correct, and Wells may well have been “jolly” with two tries, but “johnny on the spot” is what he was. And, just because he scored two tries doesn’t mean he contributed much to the game.

Super Rugby team of the week: Round 14

Highly unlikely to seek or be granted any form of injunction….if he sues, it will be for unlawful termination and damages. The alternative remedy is to have his contract reinstated which would lead to a ridiculous outcome where he is paid for the next few years, but won’t be selected…..Oh wait! I hear Quade’s name……

Folau's contract officially torn up by RA, but court challenge looms likely

brilliantly put JJ

Israel Folau has been unfairly hounded out of Australian rugby

No adjectives can adequately measure this brilliantly constructed offering Harry.

Yes, prema donnas inhabit the Wallabys and Tahs….. defined as “vain or undisciplined person who finds it difficult to work under direction or as part of a team, putting themselves above the team”.

Are these Wallabies moral enough to win the World Cup?

Hilarious!

Will Raelene Castle survive the Folau scandal?

Good on you Rob, how do I get one? (Missus like yours!!)

Will Raelene Castle survive the Folau scandal?

FMD, I never knew that, thanks.

Will Raelene Castle survive the Folau scandal?

Castle earns $800K, right?

Isn’t that astronomical?

Will Raelene Castle survive the Folau scandal?

”the destruction of the Fox Sports influence over Rugby Australia”

what do you mean? (Serious question)

Will Raelene Castle survive the Folau scandal?

”People like me” – are you serious?

You don’t know me from a bar of soap, let alone what I stand for. You’re Sir are impertinent and presumptive, supercilious, and judgemental.

There is absolutely nothing in what I posted that would enable a reasonable- minded person to come to the conclusion you have come to.

Get Israel Folau and Alan Joyce across the table

If a person doesn’t support SSM, that, I think, amounts to discrimination, and if a person behaves in a discriminatory manner, this is the equivalent of being non-inclusive.

And please don’t call my thoughts childish.

Perhaps you can explain your position?

Get Israel Folau and Alan Joyce across the table

Folau turned down $1.0 m i l l i o n dollars…………..why would he talk to Joyce…

Get Israel Folau and Alan Joyce across the table

I wasn’t referencing how he sees himself Gloria: the moment was how the public sees him.

Australia decides: Who would vote for Izzy?

Disagree. It’s not the money.

Australia decides: Who would vote for Izzy?